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fight to the finish in the last debate before election day, president obama and mitt romney tangle on foreign policy and national security. >> mr. president, america has not dictated other nations. we have freed other nations from dictator. >> when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s. trail of terror. one of the women killed in a mass shooting at a day spa had been terrorized by the gunman for years. cycling's governing body strips lance armstrong of his seven tour de france titles and bans him from the sport for life. and the san francisco giants overcome wet weather and overwhelm the st. louis cardinals to win a trip back to the world series. captioning funded by cbs
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good morning, and thank you so much for joining us. it's now exactly two weeks until the election. president obama and mitt romney met last night for their final debate, and the topic was foreign policy, though they did bring up domestic issues. while they agree on several issues, including afghanistan and syria, it was the president who took the more aggressive line. the race remains too close to call, though. a cbs news poll of likely voters taken before last night's debate has the president holding on to a two-point lead. but that's within the poll's margin of error. randall pinkston is in boca raton, florida. good morning. >> reporter: it was contentious from the start, mitt romney accusing the president of a series of foreign policy failures, including failure to stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon, failure to bring peace to the middle east, failure to deal more harshly and directly with china.
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meanwhile, president obama said that romney's foreign policy positions were wrong and at times reckless. this was the third and final debate, and president obama saved his sharpest attacks for the end. >> every time you've offered an opinion, you've been wrong. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> reporter: viewers seemed to respond to the president. a snap poll of the debate says 53% of uncommitted voters believe the president won compared 23% for mitt romney. >> this is a fight for who's going to be the commander in chief of the united states of america and you saw a very strong president, a strong and steady president who had a very clear vision and an unsteady romney. >> reporter: romney's best score came on the issue of china. >> i want a great relationship with china. china can be our partner. but that doesn't mean they can just roll all over us and steal our jobs on an unfair basis. >> reporter: however, even on that issue, romney only managed
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to tie president obama. >> i think the message to china is we'll be expected to play by the rules. >> reporter: the most memorable line of the night came when they were debating cuts to the military budget. >> our navy is smaller now than any time since 1917. the navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. we're now down to 285. >> we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. we have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. we have these ships that go under water, nuclear submarines. >> reporter: republicans say the president was disrespectful. >> i found it extraordinary that the president ridiculed the navy. bayonets? i imagine that's a moment he would like back. >> reporter: senator john kerry kept the theme going. >> i think the president sank his battleship tonight. >> reporter: at one point, "horses and bayonets" was the most searched term on google. and while the debate was all about foreign policy, both candidates made sure that they mentioned their different
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positions on the economy. reporting live in boca raton, i'm randall pinkston, back to you. >> thank you very much, randall. now we have more on the debate and the potential impact on the election. >> reporter: it was a cautious mitt romney at the third and final presidential debate of the 2012 season. this one focused on foreign policy. romney passed on a number of opportunities to go after the president, specifically on the september 11 terror attack in libya. instead, he largely tried to cast himself as someone who would be a leader, whereas the president was the follower on the world stage. mr. obama was much more aggressive, casting romney as someone who wanted to take american foreign policy back into the past. this debate is probably unlikely to have the same impact as previous debates. the first debate allowed romney to really elevate himself to the president's level. the president was able to strike back in the second debate. this debate was focused on
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foreign policy, a topic that most americans are less concerned about than the economy. that's why you saw them both try to shift the ground to the economy when they could. it's unlikely this will cause a big shift in the polls in the last two weeks and it's likely to be a close race down to the wire. just released records indicate that the massachusetts pharmacy implicated in the meningitis outbreak had contamination problems six years ago. back in 2006, investigators found inadequate contamination control and no standard operating procedures at the new england compounding center. the problem was corrected and the pharmacy passed a state inspection. health officials believe contaminated steroid shots made some 300 people sick and killed 23 people in more than a dozen states. this morning, tropical storm sandy is sitting in the caribbean south of jamaica and is expected to make its way north later today. sandy has sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.
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it's expected the storm will be near or over jamaica tomorrow and cuba wednesday night, possibly as a hurricane. a tropical storm watch is in effect for jamaica. and we're learning more about the events leading up to that deadly wisconsin spa shooting. court records show the suspect, radcliffe haughton, terrorized his wife for years before opening fire at her workplace, killing her and two other women, and bought a gun two days after a judge ordered him to turn in all his weapons. michelle miller has more. >> reporter: a milwaukee judge granted zina haughton's request for a restraining order against her husband on thursday. in a handwritten plea, she wrote radcliffe haughton vowed to burn her with gas and kill her if she called police. she wrote, his threats terrorize my every waking moment. on the day haughton was granted that order, in a separate case, a florida man shot his estranged girlfriend at this orlando area
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hair salon. the attack came just before he was to appear before a judge, considering her request for protection. he shot four women before killing himself. >> the restraining order is a piece of paper. it is not a body of armor. >> reporter: elaine meyerson runs a shelter for abused women in new jersey. it's called shelter our sisters. you can have law enforcement on your side. you can have a piece of paper on your side. the bottom line is -- >> there are some people that can't be stopped, but we wouldn't want that to stop women from finding safety. >> reporter: more than 1.2 million women are granted protection orders every year. 1,800 were murdered by current or former partners in 2010. >> leaving is the most dangerous time for a victim of domestic violence. >> reporter: this woman is with a national network to end domestic violence. she says restraining orders can incite some abusive men because they feel like they're losing
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control. >> women who have been killed by their intimate partner, only 4% of them ever had contact with a domestic violence program. >> reporter: she says women who fear for their safety must have an escape plan that does not necessarily rely on the courts. they should connect with an advocate, tell a friend and find a secure place to stay. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. coming up on the morning news, a court ruling rattles through scientific community. a panel of experts is found guilty for not predicting italy's devastating earthquakes in 2009. this is the "cbs morning news." that reacts like skin. r if others can strip this paper, imagine how harsh they can be to your skin. oh my gosh. [ female announcer ] dove is different. its new breakthrough formula changes everything. new dove. this is care.
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the scientists plan to appeal their conviction. on the "cbs moneywatch" now, apple unveils its latest gadget and superman quits his day job? ashley morrison is here in new york with more on that. how is he going to finance all that crime fighting? >> i don't know. we'll have to see how that works out. apple is expected to take the wraps off a smaller version of the ipad today. the company has not said anything about the device, but analysts expect it to be half the size of the regular ipad. the big question is how much it will cost. the so called ipad mini will be competing with smaller tablets such as the kindle fire, which starts at $159. asian markets had a mixed day ahead of weak earnings reports. tokyo's nikkei edged up for the seventh straight day, its longest winning streak in 15 months. hong kong's hang seng is closed for a holiday. yahoo! surprised investors with a better than expected earnings report. the internet firm said it earned
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$2.64 per share and posted a net revenue from the previous year. it was the first quarterly report under new ceo marisa meyer, who took over during the summer. on wall street, stocks rallied late in the day to finish slightly higher. the dow added two points while the nasdaq gained 11 points. the food and drug administration is investigating reports of five deaths that may be connected to monster energy drinks. the fda says the reports don't necessarily prove the highly caffeinated drinks caused the deaths. the news of the investigation sent shares of monster's parent company down 14%. a new survey finds many americans who are still decades away from retiring are worried about their golden years. the study by pew research center finds 49% of americans between the ages of 35 and 44 have little or no confidence they will have enough money to retire. and the man of steel's alter ego is ditching his pad and pen and going digital.
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in wednesday's edition of the superman comic book, clark kent will quit his job at the daily planet newspaper and become, yes, a blogger. clark becomes disillusioned with the paper when it's purchased by a big media conglomerate. if that doesn't work, he has the whole superhero thing to fall back on. it's good to have a plan b. i've got to get one. >> his boss never liked him anyway. thank you, ashley. straight ahead for tuesday morning, your tuesday morning weather. in sports, the giants pour it on during a driving downpour to stop st. louis and they head to the world series. st. louis and they head to the world series. i was living with this all-over pain.
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in sports now, the san francisco giants have done the improbable. they came back from a 3-1 series hole and are now headed to the world series. in the second, bases loaded, hunter pence hits a three-run double up the middle, but check the replay. his bat breaks and then it hits the ball again. marco scutaro got the mvp trophy after getting 14 hits, tying the league championship. the giants crushed the cards 9-0 and face the detroit tigers tomorrow night. in football, the lions and the bears mix it up in chicago. in the second, jay cutler gets chased out of the pocket and goes down hard. he had to leave the game, but he came back this the second half. detroit had a tough time scoring. matthew stafford gets picked off at fourth and goal. the bears hold off the lions 13-7. lance armstrong's legacy has been officially wiped clean. he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles monday and he could lose the bronze medal
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he won during the 2000 olympic games in sydney. tina krause has more. >> reporter: the international cycling union says tour de france champion lance armstrong has no place in cycling. >> uci will ban lance armstrong from cycling and uci will strip him of his seven tour de france titles. >> reporter: the decision backs up a ruling from the u.s. anti-doping agency which accuses armstrong of being involved in the most sophisticated and successful doping cover-up the sport has ever seen. investigators say he used performance-enhancing drugs and dodged detection with blood transfusions. armstrong denies ever doping, arguing he passed hundreds of drug tests. the cancer survivor recently stepped down as chairman of his live strong charity and several cycling sponsors pulled their support. the international cycling union thanked armstrong's former teammates who testified against him. and said it is determined to keep the sport clean. >> we've come too far in the fight against doping to return
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to our past. cycling has a future and something like this must never happen again. >> reporter: the organization said it would not give armstrong's victories to the runners-up because so many of those riders have been linked to doping as well. officials said there would simply be a hole in the record books. tina krause, cbs news. when we return, cheerleaders get a lift. new efforts to protect cheerleaders from injuring themselves during dangerous stunts. [ male announcer ] at jcp we're big fans of izod, since 1922. izod is still every guy's go-to for no-fuss style. looking better every day. jcp and izod make it easy, always at a great deal. ♪
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and we got onesies. sometimes miracles get messy. so we use tide free. no perfumes or dyes for her delicate skin. brad. not it. not it. just kidding. that's our tide. what's yours? begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye. incredible comeback. how the team's m-v-p proved pivotalo their success. plus: final face-off. the presidential candidates comt swinging at last night's fon policy debate. why the econy quickly took over. and skipped inspections? a w report finds pg&e may not he tested miles of pipeline. hw the company is explaining is actions. join us for cbs 5 eyewitness
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news this morning... beginng at 4:30. good morning. it's ,,,, here's a look at today's forecast in some of the cities around the country. washington, d.c., partly sunny, 78. atlanta, sunshine, 77. st. louis, thunderstorms, 84. denver, 75. seattle, passing showers, 51. cheerleading can be eye
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popping with its flips and pyramids, but it's also dangerous, accounting for 2/3 of catastrophic injuries among high school girl athletes. one simple rule could change cheerleading and make it a lot safer. >> reporter: the varsity cheerleading squad is practicing before the big game at clarkstown high school north. it can be fun, but it can also be dangerous. >> i just got my second concussion. i sprained a lot of things and a lot of black eyes. >> reporter: cheerleading injuries have been on the rise for years. now the american academy of pediatrics is putting out new guidelines that say cheerleading should be designated as a sport in all states, a designation that would ensure cheerleaders certain safety measures. >> mandatory pre-sport physicals, access to appropriately certified coaches. access to training programs. >> reporter: cheerleading has
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become more competitive in recent years and routines involve more difficult and complex moves. each year there are about 26,000 injuries in the u.s. other recommendations include no stunts on hard or wet surfaces and no pyramids more than two people high. at clarkstown north, team does everything it can to prevent injuries. >> nice job. if we're learning a new stunt, we do require that they have spotters in the back until they could execute the stunt. >> reporter: and since safety comes first, there were no stunts during the big game because it was raining. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," vice president joe biden and republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan. this is your "cbs morning news." this is your "cbs morning news." ñ
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football hall of famer barry sanders wants to help a texas couple get pregnant. it's not what you think, though. todd and ula need to raise $20,000 for one more shot at in vitro fertilization, and they own a very rare signed trading card. one side has the detroit lions star. the other, nfl legend walter payton. so they're auctioning off the card on e-bay this week. sanders is spreading the word about the sale, and says it would be very special if his card helped them have a child. indeed it would be. millions of americans are planning to cast their election ballots early this year, and that includes a world war ii veteran who made his voice heard, even though it appears he is in the final stages of his fight against cancer. as jim mendoza from our hawaii affiliate kgmb reports, the 93-year-old has certainly earned his right to vote.
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>> reporter: the photograph shows frank gravely ill and in a hospital bed, exercising a privilege many healthy americans choose to ignore. >> i think he wanted to make sure that we all understand that voting is a fundamental right and responsibility of americans, and he wanted to be sure that he did that, even when he was very, very ill. >> reporter: barbara says her father is fiercely patriotic. during world war ii as a young japanese american held in an internment camp, he joined the u.s. army. his military intelligence service unit was awarded a congressional gold medal. >> i wanted to do my part to prove that i was not an enemy or that none of us were. that we were true americans. if we ever got the chance, we would do our best to serve our country. and we did. >> reporter: at 93, he suffers from inoperable liver cancer. he is in hospice care.
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>> he's very weak. it will probably be a few more days of life that he has. >> reporter: that's why he anxiously waited for the mail to deliver his absentee ballot. when it came, he voted immediately. >> i read each candidate's name to him, and he either nodded or he shook his head. >> reporter: his grandson posted the photograph of that moment of an internet site. it's gone viral with more than half a million hits and counting. news outlets nationwide have picked up the story. >> in his final days, he had the ultimate honor of being called a true patriot and a true american. >> reporter: she says her dad flew the american flag on every holiday. he knew the candidates and voted his conscience. >> and he has watched all of the political maneuverings for many months, and i think he wanted to make sure that his vote counted. >> reporter: barbara says her father always cast a ballot. for his last election, this was
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the only way he could. >> that was jim mendoza reporting. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," conservative commentator bill o'reilly weighs in on last night's debate. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. have a great day. ,,,,
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and i'm elizabeth weng elle has the morning o >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. hi, everyone. good morning. it's tuesday, october 23rd. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm elizabeth wenger. michelle has the morning off. time now 4:29. >> we got a lot of rain yesterday. are we getting more today? >> we are seeing more rain now that's spreading to the south bay and that seems to be where

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